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Ian Hobson, music director and conductor
Csaba Erdélyi, viola
Taking place on University of Illinois Homecoming Saturday, this program opens with Arthur Honegger’s Pastorale d’été, a sweet symphonic poem evoking the peaceful calm of a summer morning. The short work is colorfully orchestrated, with rich melodies and an atmospheric quality. Next is the world premiere of David Canfield’s recent Concerto after Elgar, composed for Sinfonia’s principal violist, Csaba Erdélyi. The work, inspired by the famous Elgar Cello Concerto, features long melodies and unbelievably virtuosic writing for the viola soloist. Finally, Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8 has been described by The Guardian as “35 minutes of life-enhancing joy.” Positivity and optimism are evident from the start, which continues through to an intense and joyous finale.
Honegger: Pastorale d’été
Canfield: Concerto after Elgar for Viola and Orchestra
Dvořák: Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88
Saturday, October 19th, 7:30 PM
See the Krannert Center website for more details and to purchase tickets.
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Csaba Erdélyi and Ian Hobson - Brahms Viola Sonata in F minor